Performance evaluation of UT-M chancellor off limits to public under new law

The Jackson Sun hit a public records roadblock in its ongoing probe into the accreditation problems at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Here’s the short story: Tom Rakes resigned Continue Reading

Lawmakers tweak public records law, but avoid new fees for now

Sponsors delayed action on legislation that could have made accessing public records more expensive for citizens and news media, but lawmakers in the 109th General Assembly moved ahead on other changes to the Continue Reading

Editorial: Bills would keep citizens in dark on public records

Awesome editorial about need for transparency and accountability in government by Knoxville News Sentinel, reprinted here with permission: Three bills now pending in the Tennessee Legislature would combine to cripple Continue Reading

Proposed Tennessee bills could close public records; a few open them up

Lawmakers of 109th General Assembly have filed a host of bills to block or hinder citizen access to public records in the hands of government. Several of the proposed Tennessee Continue Reading